Hello again, old friend.
You began on Friday, so it is now officially your time of year. I’m really looking forward to you this year because, don’t tell the others, but you’re my favourite. There’s something oddly satisfying about the leaves falling off of the trees, to me it symbolises hope for new growth and change, and the decay of old values and beliefs. One of my favourite quotes from one of my favourite books is ‘Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall’. It just speaks to me, that life can begin again and changes can be made, to hopefully be better next time.
Autumn also symbolises many new beginnings. It’s the season when I began all of the different years at school, and my first year at university. This year it symbolises the new beginning of entering my second year, and of all of my grades from now on counting towards my final degree. I want to do better this year, autumn, and I feel like a good beginning is the way to kick start that.
You also bring about the colder weather, meaning I can start wearing some of my favourite outfits again. Your season is my favourite for fashion and homeware, as burnt orange and berry red just speak to my soul. Not to mention pumpkin spiced lattes, how has it already been a year since I last sipped on one of those?
Autumn, you also contain my favourite holiday, halloween. The reason I like halloween so much is that it is celebrated by lots of different types of people from different places, and it’s not a religious holiday. Obviously, I know that not everyone chooses to celebrate halloween, but I can’t help but feel it’s a little more inclusive than some of the more religion based ones.
I’ve had a good summer, I must admit, but I am ready for you now Autumn. I already cannot wait to get back to university, and to see what the next year holds.